Author Willa Cather: Biography & Works


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Willa Cather's famous novels My Antonia and O, Pioneers! both:

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1. Before becoming a famous author, Willa Cather worked as a:

2. Some criticized Willa Cather's work because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following printable worksheet will provide you with comprehensive information about Willa Cather, an author who wrote about the American pioneer experience and immigrant struggle. By taking the interactive quiz in conjunction with the worksheet, you can test yourself about the specifics of her life and works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Cather's novels, 'My Antonia' and 'O, Pioneers!'
  • Willa's employment before becoming an author
  • Criticism of her subject matter
  • Her full name and date of birth

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Willa Cather's life as an author
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Cather's prior job experiences and how they shaped her writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Cather's literary works, such as 'O, Pioneers!'

Additional Learning

To learn more about an author who wrote about America's blue collar pioneer workers, review the corresponding lesson on Willa Cather. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores Willa Cather's life experiences
  • Discusses her works and acclaim
  • Examines the subject matter that she wrote about, which was unique for its time
  • Identifies how Willa Cather's writing helped preserve American history